Health Briefs, Oct. 25, 2011

Rocky Mountain gets 5-star rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Rocky Mountain Health Plans a five-star rating for member satisfaction in its 2012 ratings of plan responsiveness and care.

The centers rate health plans that work with Medicare based on yearly consumer surveys about customer service, ease of getting appointments and care, and overall health care quality.

The rating system awarded Rocky Mountain Health Plans 4.5 out of 5 stars for its overall plan rating for 2012, one of the highest rating in Colorado.

Birthing film fest set for November

Local nonprofit birth education organization BirthSmart will sponsor BirthSmart Film Fest 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at The Parenting Place of Western Colorado, 1505 Chipeta Ave.

An all-day pass to the festival is $10 per person or $16 for a pregnant couple. Tickets are available at BirthSmart.org. A snack bar will be open throughout the festival.

The film schedule includes movies about the history of birth, cesarean sections, labor stages, and home-birthing techniques that can be used at home or in a hospital.

The feature film, at 2:50 p.m., will be “Laboring Under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing.”


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